| Jan 16, 2015
| 8:08 AM
The closing of a key road, heavily used by truckers, could force more semitrailers onto Interstate 80 near Joliet and underscores the need for the Illiana Tollway, according to state and Elwood officials.
After a yearlong battle, the Illinois Commerce...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 11:11 AM
Metra's on-time performance so far this year has been subpar, with roughly 1 in every 10 trains late for its destination, but the agency says it learned from last winter's problems and has put those lessons into good use.
The commuter rail agency's on-...
| Jan 15, 2015
A prison bus skidded off an icy Texas highway, slid down an embankment and collided with a passing freight train Wednesday, killing eight inmates and two corrections officers, including the bus driver, authorities said.
The overpass on Interstate 20...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 11:03 AM
No one knows with certainty what the new year will bring. But here are some stories that are likely to make news in 2015.
School board race in District 86
The race for three vacancies on the Hinsdale Township District 86 School board is likely to be...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 7:06 AM
As 2014 comes to an end, the Lake Forester looks back at the biggest stories we reported on this year.
Proposal to make Metra station safer stalls without funding
A city report specifying exactly how much money would be required to upgrade the West Lake...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 5:06 PM
A crash near southwest suburban Western Springs at a grade-crossing on Metra's Burlington Northern Santa Fe line caused delays up to 90 minutes Monday evening, said officials.
According to Metra spokesman Michael Gillis, the incident happened shortly...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 11:33 AM
Downtown bar rules, the location of a library, taxes and energy prices were among the many issues in the news in the Tri-Cities in 2014. Here's a look at some of the biggest news in Geneva, St. Charles and Batavia this year.
Leaders prepare for...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 3:24 PM
The long tanker trains full of crude oil roll south from Pennsylvania about twice a day, along the banks of the Susquehanna River and through the heart of historic Port Deposit, gliding within feet of the VFW hall, the community basketball court, the...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 8:02 AM
We need to find the resources to rebuild the Northeast Corridor between Washington, D.C., New York City and Boston — not surprisingly given that key parts of it are a century old or more ("Amtrak CEO says B&P tunnel replacement study may be 'waste...
| Dec 21, 2014
NEWPORT NEWS — It will be at least another month before motorists can begin using the new segment of Middle Ground Boulevard.
The four-lane road, which will provide a new connection between Jefferson Avenue and Warwick Boulevard, was scheduled for...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 3:38 PM
Now that the CTfastrak bus rapid-transit project between New Britain and Hartford is three months from its scheduled opening — and on schedule — the subject seems to come up at every holiday party. "What do you think about the busway?" "Should...